Putin Issues Warning: The Situation With North Korea Is “Balanced On The Verge Of A Large-Scale Conflict”

Reuters reports:

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Friday that the tense standoff between North Korea and the United States was on the verge of large-scale conflict and said it was a mistake to try to pressure Pyongyang over its nuclear missile program.

“It is essential to resolve the region’s problems through direct dialogue involving all sides without advancing any preconditions (for such talks),” Putin wrote.

“Provocations, pressure, and bellicose and offensive rhetoric is the road to nowhere.” The situation on the Korean Peninsula had deteriorated so much that it was now “balanced on the verge of a large-scale conflict,” said the Russian leader.

  • Do Something Nice

    Wow. Words of wisdom from a certified lunatic that make our president look even worse. What a world.

    • Todd20036

      Well, Putin put Trump in office. So Putin isn’t THAT much wiser.

      • customartist

        Putin has exactly what he wants

  • Gustav2

    “I will up my funding of the dictator, but you should be nicer.”

  • Tawreos

    Well, at least we found someone Trump will listen to to say he should knock his shit off

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    So Trump has now been scolded by his Secy of State, Generals and now Putin?

    Gosh, I hope he doesn’t get all depressed and suicidal. Eric, maybe take your daddy on a vacation, we’ll be just fine without him.

    • Crazy Russian

      Make that a permanent vacation.

      • Beagle

        To an isolated island. Somewhere Dump can’t find out who’s criticizing it on the Internet.

        • Galvestonian

          Take him around 50 miles off the coast & make him put on his cement ‘scuffies’ and then make him walk back.

        • customartist

          Nuke it ’til it glows

    • Uncle Mark

      I’m sure Twitler is feeling quite angry and confused lately, after being thrown under the bus by Putin’s acknowledgement of a receipt of an email from the trump’s team recently…and now undermining the tough talk on N Korea. “Et tu, Putin? I was such a loyal puppet.”

  • Frostbite

    Putin indirectly created this mess, now he tells everyone to calm down?

    • Tawreos

      If only he had put some thought into what could happen when you help a narcissistic asshole into the most powerful office in the world.

      • Uncle Mark

        Oh, he has. Any chaos that Putin’s puppet sows internationally hurts the US, and is an opportunity for Putin to exploit. At the same time, his puppet undermines US institutions and his toppling will cripple the US for a time and sow some more chaos.

    • Tulle Christensen

      Putin is unhappy about finding out the president of the US does not have as much power as he thought

    • Adam Schmidt

      Putin is getting what he wants… the U.S. is losing credibility on the world stage and he’s there to show a much more reasoned response. Everything he’s doing is to show that Democracy has failed, that it can be tampered with, used badly, and even run by a narcissistic clown so countries should look to Russia and their model instead. That’s it.

      So again he wins here by provoking Trump privately to turn up the heat while on the world stage looking on in disapproval like everyone else.

    • customartist

      Putin has no credibility besides threat and intimidation.
      What a leader!
      What integrity!

    • Uncle Mark

      How cute. As of late, Putin has been increasing trade/supplies with N Korea, while the US has been seeking to isolate N Korea for its bad behavior. Putin is playing his old game of trying to be the innocent adult in the room, while quietly feeding the irritants. He would love nothing more than to see SE Asia & Japan…with the US and China in conflict.

  • olandp

    Perhaps Vlad should have considered the consequences before he put the orange man-baby into power.

    • customartist

      Putin WANTS U.S. hysteria

  • j.martindale

    In the midst of crises of nuclear proportions, isn’t it nice knowing we are being led by such a competent administration? Kind of like the Allstate commercial, “You’re in good hands…”

    • Tulle Christensen

      Should that not be “You’re in tiny hands …”

    • grada3784

      Ed Reimers would never do an OOPsie the size that Benedict Donald is capable of.

  • So…now we’re dependent on Putin to stop war here? Ugh.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Nah, he is in to create more chaos. Must be cursing himself spending so much money to have the incompetent shit gibbon fuck up. Now he had to roll up his sleeves to do the job himself.

      • Snicker. I’d like to say “Hey, you break it, you buy it,” but the rest of us have to deal with the break as well. >_<

  • Gayer Than Thou

    I am hoping the subtext here isn’t “Get too close to Russian interference with the election – and the reasons for it – and I will push Pyongyang into starting a war.”

  • ZRAinSWVA

    A voice of reason…from Russia. Wow.

  • DaddyRay

    So what happens if Trump supporters start turning on Putin – that will put Donnie in a precarious predicament

    • Tawreos

      They won’t. They have been trained to like Russia and admire Putin, turning on him would require thought and that is not going to happen.

      • Tomcat

        They won’t turn on Putin, he is the worlds biggest CAPITALIST.

        • customartist

          So true, of Republicans

      • Rambie

        Just a few years ago they were programmed to distrust Russia and Putin.

      • Galvestonian

        … mainly because they don’t think.

    • Do Something Nice

      Trump and Putin may be playing ‘good cop, bad cop’ – all of this could be scripted.

      • DaddyRay

        True, Jared did setup that back channel

        • customartist

          “Backchannel” being code for “Butt Buddies”

      • customartist

        Scripted by Putin

    • Beagle

      Do we have to think of Putin getting turned on?

  • netxtown

    Hey Pootie! When what you say and what you do are in direct contrast – it no longer matters what you say. Go bury your rubles, ride your horse, and just shut the fuck up.

  • Amanda B. Rekendwith

    “Provocations, pressure, and bellicose and offensive rhetoric is the road to nowhere.”
    Sounds like he’s deliberately pushing Trump to up the ante.

  • Dan M

    Начать разговор или не более золотой душ

    (start talking or no more golden showers!)

    • DaddyRay

      Tone down the rhetoric or I release the pee-pee tapes

  • worstcultever

    Fuck off Pooty, you’ve done quite enough. Isn’t there still some money somewhere you forgot to steal? And those journalists aren’t going to beat and poison themselves!

  • customartist

    Donald Trump aggravates EVERY relationship that he is a party to.
    He is not President material.
    Republicans own Trump.

  • Dramphooey

    I’m uncertain if this is Putin trying to step into the void left by Trump and appear as the reasonable world leader or if this is Putin giving Trump orders.

    • customartist

      Both.
      Putin can dick around with Trump all he likes.
      Putin, and Republicans, OWN Trump.

      And Republican Politicians sit quietly by while Trump fucks up our country.
      They are utter garbage.

  • DesertSun59

    I wouldn’t take Putin’s word for anything.

    The only ‘large scale’ issues is that 45, the so-called leader of the most powerful nation on this planet – MILITARILY, is incapable of managing an actual crisis.

  • Tomcat

    Putin will side with China if war comes, you can count on that.

    • customartist

      Oh absolutely!

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      And that alone makes the outcome all the more terrifying. Again, the myth of America’s absolutely supremacy is just that, a myth. Only a fool believes he truly is ‘king of the mountain’ and that no one can touch him. Not siding with Putin or China, merely being a realist…which sucks a lot of the time.

  • BobSF_94117

    My paranoid self still thinks this is part of an elaborate plan to knock the U.S. off its pedestal.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      I hate to break it to you, the U.S. was knocked off its pedestal awhile back. What you’re seeing now is a chess master playing circles around a checkers novice.

  • The_Wretched

    Even Putin doesn’t want Trump’s insanity causing a ruckus. I guess the instruction videos (putin>agent>assange>rohrbacker>trump) are taking too long to get there.

  • grada3784

    Will widdle Donnie listen to Daddy Vladdie?

  • thrunch

    The Russians have already deployed reinforcements to their border with NK. I don’t think we can know for certain what Putin would do if Trump shoots at NK first. This is a dangerous situation. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4428384/Putin-sends-troops-Russia-s-border-North-Korea.html

    • customartist

      Dangerous primarily because of the Dickhead we have as a “President”.
      THANKS Republicans!

  • JWC

    the only thing I will agree with Putin is to work on anything non violent

  • Galvestonian

    Well, that’s one way to block any Russian investigation.

  • kareemachan

    Well, pootie, we have you to thank for this.

  • Halou

    Which side will Poots pick when 2 of his allies go to war against each other?

    • FuzzyOtter

      Find out next week on Big Brother Fascist Edition..!

  • John Calendo

    Who asked you, Commie?

  • JCF
  • Unfortunately, Putin speak truth complete!